Welcome to the Santa Lucia Chapter
of the Sierra Club
Welcome to the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. What
follows is a brief description of activities, projects, conservation
issues and services provided by our local chapter.
Sierra Club members living in San Luis Obispo County are
automatically enrolled in the Santa Lucia Chapter when you
join the Sierra Club. We currently have over 2,200 members.
All meetings or outings are open to members and the general
The Chapter office is located at 974 Santa Rosa Street,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. This is a new address! map
Correspondence should be sent to: Santa Lucia Chapter
of the Sierra Club, P.O. Box 15755, San Luis Obispo, CA
The office is open 1
p.m. to 6 p.m. , M-F.
Please call first (805-543-8717) to ensure a staff member
or volunteer is on duty.
For general inquiries including Membership, Outings
and Programs use the Chapter e-mail: email@example.com
- Questions or input regarding the website, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Santa Lucia Chapter sells many publications including
books, calendars, San Luis Obispo County Trail Guides, cards,
and other gifts. Members receive a 10% discount. To get more
information call Bonnie at 805-543-7051.
Our local newsletter, the Santa Lucian, is published
ten times a year. Articles range from club news, outings,
and activities to local conservation issues and legislative
alerts. Submit articles to Andrew Christie at e-mail: email@example.com
here to send an e-mail).
Volunteers are the
backbone of the Sierra Club. Our local chapter is a volunteer
only organization we are always looking for new volunteers
to help with many local projects and activities.
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Outings Leaders and assistants for Hiking, Cycling,
Canoe/Kayaking, Sierra Singles, etc. Contact Joe Morris
If you have a special talent or some time to help the
chapter, call Andrew at (805-543-8717), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and volunteer your time.
you wish to assist the conservation committee, contact
Sue Harvey at email@example.com.
How to Contact Us
Santa Lucia Chapter Office:
Chapter office is located at 974 Santa Rosa Street,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
The office is open 1
p.m. to 6 p.m. , M-F. Please call first (805-543-8717)
to ensure a staff member or volunteer is on duty.
All correspondence should be sent to: Santa Lucia
Chapter of the Sierra Club, P.O. Box 15755, San Luis Obispo,
For general inquiries including Membership, Outings,
Conservation and Program use the Chapter E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate person,
if not answered directly.
- Conservation Chair: Sue
or input regarding the website, email email@example.com
Executive Committee :
is the third generation of Sierra Club activists in
his family. His grandmother joined in 1899 and knew
John Muir, his grandparents were the hosts/caretakers
of the Club's Tuolumme Meadows lodge and campground
for many years, and his uncle was a longtime outings
leader involved with Dave Brower's split with the
club over the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Mike
is a lawyer and a member of the adjunct faculty at
Cal Poly, teaching in the Natural Resource Management
and City and Regional planning departments. He attended
Williams College in Massachusetts where he served
as President of the Williams Outing Club. Many of
his friends are people he first met on Sierra Club
grows lavender and other organics on the Carrizo Plain
and keeps several hundred thousand honeybees. He spent
a decade as a sea captain, and saw first-hand the
floating debris islands of the world's trash. He wants
to see the County change from policies that result
in species extinction, polluting the oceans and air
and squandering our resources, and doesn't think SLO
County can lead that change by destroying sensitive
habitats under the auspices of short term jobs and
profits. Renewable energy sources must be sited in
areas that do not contribute to species or habitat
loss. "We are here on this earth for a blink and should
act like the caretakers and the stewards we were meant
is a fifth-generation Californian who was born in
San Luis Obispo 59 years ago and earned a degree in
Biological Sciences from Cal Poly. Her first backpacking
trip with the Sierra Club in the Los Padres National
Forest in 1967 changed her life, which has ever since
been spent as a naturalist and environmental educator.
As such, she has worked at all the local State Parks,
Rancho El Chorro, and Kern Environmental Education
Program (KEEP), volunteered as a docent, and fought
to protect our precious natural places from harm.
She is a thoughtful, patient listener to both fellow
Sierra Club members and the wisdom of the Earth, and
serves as a voice for the voiceless.
is a longtime anti-nuclear activist and vice-president
of the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, legal intervenors
in the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant in San Luis Obispo.
Linda is a member of the National Sierra Club's Nuclear
Free Campaign Core Team, which works to promote a
carbon-free, nuclear-free energy future, and president
of the Terra Madre Foundation, a small NGO sponsoring
permaculture training and rainwater harvesting workshops. Linda
is a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse
practitioner and an advanced facilitator of the Work
that Reconnects as developed by eco-philosopher Joanna
Macy. She has lived in San Luis Obispo for 32 years
and has three children and three grandsons.
2010, while a student at Cal Poly, Victoria asked
us if she could revive the dormant Cal Poly chapter
of the Sierra Student Coalition. Since we know a born
leader when we see one, and we were impressed with
Victoria's initiative and commitment to environmental
ethics, we gave her our blessing, along with some
minimal instruction. She proceeded to single-handedly
initiate and register the SSC as an official Cal Poly
club, which, under her leadership, began meeting regularly
and expanded its membership, toured Diablo Canyon,
followed by discussion with the Mothers for Peace
and Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility, did trail
maintenance in the Big Sur wilderness; published an
electronic newsletter, and became an integral part
of the Empower Poly Coalition, a networking hub of
approximately two dozen campus clubs focused on environmental
and humanitarian initiatives. Victoria went on to
become president of the EPC, and now works with multiple
local environmental groups. She is representative
of the best of her generation: committed to environmental
sustainability, making change and creating a better
world, with a lot to show for it already.
40-year resident of
San Luis Obispo County, Pat has formerly served as
Chapter Executive Committee member, Chapter Chair,
Sierra Club California staff member, Executive Director
of ECOSLO, and as a Planning Commissioner for both
the City and County of San Luis Obispo. He is currently
on the Board of Directors of Los Padres ForestWatch
and works for the California Coastal Commission.
is a 6th-generation northern County resident who has
lived in the northeastern part of the county for almost
all his life. He
is acting Chair of the Shandon Advisory Committee
and a building contractor specializing in energy efficiency
and resource conservation who built the first permitted
strawbale house in California. His
father Eben and brother Ian were pioneers in
the conservation movement in central California. He
took their philosophies to heart at an early age and
tries to keep alive the momentum they created. He
raises grass-fed beef and grows olives on a small
ranch east of Shandon.
Lucia Chapter Bylaws
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